By Kaycee Wegener, Rentec Direct Home improvement doesn’t have to break the bank. You can freshen up the spaces in your home or investment property with a number of small projects that cost less than $500, and make you feel like you spent a lot more! Here are some basic ideas. Paint Power Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest home improvements to make. A fresh...

By Katie Laird Homeowners are often scrambling for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea, a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. And designers, contractors and consumers have all taken note, as bamboo has made its way...

"There are a lot of different models in this room. At the end of the day, you have to be true to your model, just like Nordstroms, WalMart and Macy's. It's the same thing here." And with those wise words, Jose Perez, executive vice president of Global Sales for Proxio, set the tone for the panel discussion he moderated at RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange: "The...

By Liz Dominguez If you're constantly running out of the office for showings or listing appointments, you need to have a reliable mobile device you can depend on. From managing your calendar to setting up clients on your database, your real estate world revolves around technology systems. Apple recently announced its latest smartphone model, iPhone 8. It offers plenty...

Located in the prestigious gated community of Coral Gables sits Florida's latest lux waterfront listing, 6210 Marlin Drive. This six bedroom, four bathroom home stretches out over 5,000 square feet. Built in 1996, the home has a three car garage, a recently renovated gourmet kitchen and ocean views from all of the main bedrooms. Also included is a 100 foot sea wall,...

By Liz Dominguez Is your crippling student loan debt keeping you from becoming a homeowner? According to an article titled The Case for Student Loan Forgiveness, student loan debt is one of the highest debt categories in the U.S., coming in second to only mortgage debt. Add up the debt from the 44+ million borrowers in the U.S. and it comes out to a whopping $1.44...

By Hannah Whittenly The dream of purchasing a beach house is potentially one that you've had since you were a teenager or young adult. However, setting aside the money for this venture is an entirely different project. Instead of continuing to watch your dream shrink, consider some strategies for making a beach house a reality. Look for Less Desirable Locations In...

While you may not be part of a celebrity dream team, you may be able to live like one! A-list all-star duo Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are selling their four-story Brooklyn townhouse, and it's stunning. The massive seven-bedroom space, located in Park Slope, is for sale at $8 million. The actors purchased the home in 2016 for $6 million, so it seems they are moonlighting...

By Liz Dominguez While saying goodbye to summer means less trips and less planning, it also means an opportunity to get more visitors through your door for an open house. The biggest mistakes you can make is having an open house that is not memorable, or having one that is remembered for the wrong reasons. These events are your chance to make a strong positive impression...

By Liz Dominguez Every brokerage wants to be on top, which begs the question: How do you create a competitive advantage in the real estate industry? RISMedia's recent webinar, "Creating Your Firm's Competitive Advantage," sponsored by DocuSign and moderated by Verl Workman, CEO and founder of Workman Success Systems, included panelists Casey Reagan, chief technology...